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The Death of Edward Fats McCarthy Popke

The Death of Edward Fats McCarthy Popke

Fats McCarthy was one Vincent "Mad Dog" Colls trusted associate's and most trusted trigger man, and had once been one of Dutch Schultz's men but left Schultz operation when Coll parted ways with Schultz. McCarthy, who's real name was Edward Popke, was with Vincent...

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Chicago’s 1920’s Taxicab Wars Part 1

Chicago’s 1920’s Taxicab Wars Part 1

Chicago's Taxicab Wars took place throughout the 1920's when rival taxi company's went to war with each other to gain business and to put the other out of business. The Taxicab Wars seen kidnappings, shootings, bombings and murders in open warfare on Chicago's streets...

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The Dunnes – Dublin’s Original Crime Family

The Dunnes – Dublin’s Original Crime Family

The Dunne's began life on the streets of the Liberties area of Dublin, their parents had a clothes stall in the Francis Street markets, they later moved to the Dolphin's Barn area, where they lived on Rutland Avenue, Dublin City Corporation houses that were built in...

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The Bloody Maxwell District Chicago

The Bloody Maxwell District Chicago

For about a hundred years, the Maxwell Street District or better known as Bloody Maxwell on the Near West Side of Chicago, was the toughest neighborhood in town from the 1850s through the 1950s. Named after Dr. Philip Maxwell, who had served in the military, was the...

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The Fox Lake Massacre

The Fox Lake Massacre

The Fox Lake Massacre was an event when Prohibition Era violence spilled over into Lake County, northeastern Illinois on June 1, 1930. Gangsters from Terry "Machine Gun" Druggan & Frankie Lake's gang were gunned down at Manning's Hotel in Fox Lake. That area of...

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Waxey Gordon

Waxey Gordon

Irving Wexler better known as Waxey Gordon was born to Polish - Jewish Immigrants in 1888, he grew up to become an infamous Prohibition Era gangster who specialized in bootlegging, illegal gambling and in later years, narcotics. He grew up in New York's Lower East...

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Eamonn Dunne “The Don”

Eamonn Dunne “The Don”

Eamonn Dunne was at one time Ireland's most violent and feared gangland figure, believed to have been personally responsible for ordering at least 17 gangland hits. Educated and softly spoken, Dunne, known as “The Don” ruled Dublin’s drugs business with an iron fist,...

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Bloody Williamson

Bloody Williamson

Williamson County in Southern Illinois during the 1920's was a lawless place, there was the Herrin Mine Massacre where 23 people were killed during a strike, bootlegging and Prohibition were in full effect and this would set the stage for an all out war between hated...

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Jimmy Hoffa & The Irishman – The Real People

Jimmy Hoffa & The Irishman – The Real People

Jimmy Hoffa - Al Pacino Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance is probably one the most widely known and most talked about in history, its been the subject of books, TV, news & now a major movie. With the release of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman just around the corner we...

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